Kott corruption trial moves ahead; Weyrauch trial split off and delayed

A federal judge has ruled to separate the corruption trials of former state legislators Bruce Weyrauch and Pete Kott on what was supposed to be the first morning of their joint trial. Judge John Sedwick says the case against Kott will still go ahead this week as planned, however Weyrauch must now await an appeals ruling which could delay his case until 2009.

David Shurtleff, APRN – Anchorage